The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 1.22% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
QA
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 7.32% 2.22% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £388 £450 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +400.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

QA
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

QA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 1 - - 4
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ERP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) E-Business Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle